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ADMIN: Welcome to our new vBulletin Message Board
« on: July 01, 2011, 05:54:54 pm »
Welcome to The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum's new home on the web. While the change from SMF 1.1 to vBulletin 4.1 will not be nearly the change that moving from Beehive Forums to SMF was, vBulletin does some things differently than SMF and has many new features that SMF did not have. We have left most of vBulletin's features enabled, but we reserve the right to disable any that that turn out to be disruptive or counterproductive to our community.

Take a look at the vBulletin FAQ for information on vBulletin's many builtin features. We have also installed a number of mods to vBulletin providing additional features such as Vaultwiki (thanks to our donors for this pay mod), Article "Forums" (an easy way for members to add articles directly to our web site), vBQuiz Lite (a mod that lets members create quizes for other members to take), Media (a library from media files), a game arcade (much better than the one on SMF), a Link directory (where members can handle listying their own blogs, for example -- no more need to wait for me to do it), a Download area, activity streams for you and your friends, and a large number of minor mods that do more "behind the scenes" things. More mods may be added in the future.

The rules are pretty much the same as on SMF, with only some minor changes for vBulletin compatibility. You will find the all in the "Forum Rules" link above or via this link: Forum Rules.

Two of the main "builtin" vBulletin features you will want to check out are the social groups ("Groups" above) and the ability to unload pictures into user galleries (in your profile).  

Speaking of profiles, the "My Profile" link just displays your profile. To change it (and other message board settings), you use the "Settings: area.

Finally, LyricFox and I we'd like to thank those who donations made moving to paid forum software possible!

Enjoy our new home online!
Randall
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